Description from Flora of China
Doronicum souliei Cavillier; D. yunnanense Franchet ex Diels.
Rhizomes short, slender, not tuberous. Stem solitary, erect, 50-100 cm tall, simple, rarely virgately inflorescence-branched, sparsely or densely white hairy, with intermixed short glandular hairs. Radical leaves withered by anthesis, elliptic or oblongelliptic, 8-11 × 3-4 cm, base cuneately narrowed into petiole 3-6 cm, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate. Lower leaves oblong or ovate-oblong, 4-10 × 2.5-4 cm, basally narrowed to narrowly winged petiole. Upper leaves sessile, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 3-12 × 1.5-3.5 cm, base cordate, semiamplexicaul or constricted and lyrate in lower half. All leaves membranous, margin denticulate or subentire, both surfaces pubescent and shortly glandular hairy, especially on veins. Capitula small, 2-2.5 cm in diam., 2-10 arranged in racemes; peduncles 1-1.5 cm, shortly conical, densely glandular pubescent and villous. Involucres hemispheric or broadly campanulate, ca. 1.5 cm; phyllaries 2- or 3-seriate, green, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, often exceeding disk, 0.3-1.5 mm wide, outside sparsely or densely villous and glandular hairy, subglabrous or glabrous in upper part, apex acuminate. Ray florets pallid yellow, shorter than involucres or equal to them, with 2.5-3 mm tube; lamina linear, 7-10 × 0.2-0.3 mm, 3- or 4-veined, apically 2- or 3-denticulate. Disk florets yellow, ca. 3.5 mm, with 1.5-2 mm tube and narrow campanulate limb; lobes ovate, ca. 0.5 mm; anthers ca. 3 mm, basally obtuse; style branches obtuse or truncate. Achenes homogeneous, brown, subcylindric or slightly curved, 2.5-3 mm, 10-ribbed, puberulent. Pappus present in all florets, white, yellow-white, or reddish, equal to achenes, scabrid. Fl. Jul-Sep.
● Subalpine and alpine grasslands, forest margins, secondary thickets, understories of Picea forests; 2100-3900 m. Gansu, Qinghai, NW and W Sichuan, Xizang, NW Yunnan.